Crispy Dill Pickle Chicken Sandwiches


Pickle lovers won't be able to get enough of this fried chicken sandwich. The chicken gets marinated in a pickle juice mixture to soak up that flavor (and moisture) and when topped with more pickles, it can't be beat.

Crispy Dill Pickle Chicken Sandwiches
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 8 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, halved crosswise

  • 1 ½ cup dill pickle brine

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt or garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 potato buns, split

  • Desired toppings such as leaf lettuce, dill pickles, and/or tomato slices (optional)

  • Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce (see recipe)


  1. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly flatten chicken pieces between two pieces of plastic wrap to an even thickness. In a medium bowl combine chicken, pickle brine, and 1/8 tsp. each kosher salt and ground black pepper. Cover and chill 1 to 4 hours.

  2. In a shallow dish stir together the flour, baking powder, celery salt, paprika, and 1/8 tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper.

  3. Remove chicken from brine mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Coat chicken well with flour mixture. Dip again in brine mixture, then again in flour mixture. Let breaded chicken stand about 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 300°F. Place a wire rack in a sheet pan and place pan in oven. Meanwhile, in a large pot or Dutch oven heat the oil to 375°F.

  5. Add two pieces of chicken to hot oil; fry 5 minutes or until golden brown and chicken reaches 165°F, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to pan in oven to keep warm. (Fried chicken will hold in the warm oven up to 15 minutes before serving.) Repeat with remaining chicken.

  6. Serve chicken in buns with desired toppings and Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce:

In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup each mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

695 Calories
30g Fat
69g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 695
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1725mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 635mg 49%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 487mg 10%
Folate, total 110mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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